|NEWS AND NOTES
March open enrollment is now closed. Open enrollment will start again on
Saturday, April 1 and run through Thursday, April 20.
The 2017-18 SCHOOL CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
The 2017-18 school calendar is now available. Click here to access it. You can also find the calendar by clicking on the Calendars link above.
BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM PERFORMANCE ONLINE
Watch GHLS's Black History Program on our Youtube channel! The original performance occurred on February 24th. Click here to access the video.
HAVING FUN AT THE ADMIRALS GAME
Students in grades 3-8 experienced an Milwauke Admirals game on March 8, 2017. The Milwaukee Admirals host school days during their regular season schedule. For many students, this was their first experience seing the Admirals in action. Along with the game, a student packet full of academic related material was given to all attendees. Our student teacher, Mr. Stob, and a student from Martin Luther College that is observing in the 5th grade, Ms. Cassandra Doering, were able to participate in one of the intermission activities on the ice.
THE WALLS ARE ALIVE WITH COLOR
During the last two weeks, the halls have been transformed. Colors and graffiti artwork have been added to improve the visual environment at GHLS. The graffiti artwork highlights the seven character traits that are studied in the Character Formation Project curriculum and our school vision, love, learn, laugh, and lead. The colors of the walls were chosen based on the mood and emotion they represent: Yellow – energy, happiness, Blue – trust, serenity, calm, Green – peace, loyalty, resourcefulness, Orange – confident, healthy, innovative. A special thanks to Zen Castillo for the amazing graffiti artwork and Jaymee Harvey Wilms for developing the painting proposal and the colorful creativity she added to the school. See more pictures here.
SCHOOL REPORT CARD AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
State law now requires schools participating in the Choice program to post a link to the school report card on their homepage. This is the first year that Choice schools took part in the school report card system created by DPI. It requires two years of data to receive an official score on the state report card. Therefore, Garden Homes does not have an official score on the report card. The scores listed on the report card represent the state average. If you have questions about the report card, please contact Mr. Dodge.
A link to DPI's list of the available educational opportunities can be found here
. It is now required by state law that a link to these opportunities are made available from our school home page.